What is abstinence?

Abstinence is refraining from all sexual activity.

Sexual activity refers to actions intended to result in sexual arousal or gratification.
– Sex includes penile-vaginal, anal and oral sex.
– Other actions intended to result arousal or gratification, including, but not limited to, masturbation, mutual masturbation, fondling, the use of sex toys, and the viewing of pornography.

Reviewed: May 2016